Port City Daily: Applying for a job? You’ve got to ‘Learn to Earn’, and the Cape Fear Literacy Council can help

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Applying for a job? You’ve got to ‘Learn to Earn’, and the Cape Fear Literacy Council can help

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Port City Daily

WILMINGTON — Applying for a job can cause anxiety for anyone; it requires research and networking, writing a resume that reflects relevant qualifications, preparing for an interview, reaching out to references, and being both patient and persistent.  For those who struggle to understand a job description or application instructions, the job search process is even more stressful.

It should come as no surprise that unemployment rates are higher among the least educated adults. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for people with less than a high school diploma is 8.0 percent; nearly double the national unemployment rate of 4.3 percent.

One local organization is working to help change that. The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) has offered tutoring services to local adults for more than 30 years. With a mission to provide personalized education so adults can transform their lives and contribute to a stronger community, CFLC also offers a work readiness class that teaches the fundamentals of the job search process.

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